Kinghorn Lifeboat Crew Presents Photo to Church
Kinghorn RNLI lifeboat crew has presented a limited-edition photograph of the crew to Kinghorn Parish Church.
The image was created by photographer Jack Lowe and shows members of the crew with the tractor and lifeboat on Kinghorn beach with the Church in the background.
The photograph was taken as part of Jack Lowe’s eight-year project to capture every RNLI lifeboat crew in the UK and Ireland using Victorian photography technique wet plate collodion.
The Crew wanted to recognise the support from our local church for the work we do, and the photograph joins two other unique images of the crew displayed in the Church from 1999 (RNLI’s 175th anniversary) and 2015 (Kinghorn Lifeboat Station’s 50th anniversary).
Lifeboat Helm Leanne Taylor said, ‘When we saw the stunning result of Jack Lowe’s work we thought it would be fitting to present a limited edition copy to the church to recognise the support and links we enjoy.’
Minister, Rev Jim Reid said ‘Kinghorn Church by the Sea are very grateful to receive as a gift such a distinctive photo of the Crew and the Lifeboat, who play such an important role in our community and in the safety of all in the Forth. It will be shown in the Sailors' Aisle’
The photograph was presented to Rev Jim Reid and Session Clerk Ena Hudson at a presentation on the beach.
Notes to editors
- Kinghorn lifeboat station has been operating since 1965. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/kinghorn
- A video of an Atlantic 85 lifeboat can be viewed at http://www.rnli.org.uk/who_we_are/press_centre/videos/video_detail?articleid=321844&category=®ion=&listing
- Photograph shows the presentation of the photo to Jim Reid and Ena Hudson of the church.
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